Hike to Nowhere

Hike to Nowhere, Rocky Mountain National Park

Sometimes the best outdoor adventures have no goals, no expeditions to high mountain peaks and pristine alpine lakes. Sometimes the best adventures are found deep in the forest, off trail Continue Reading

Backpacking Eccles Pass

Backpacking Eccles Pass, Eagle's Nest Wilderness, White River National Forest

Back at camp, we carried out our duty to do nothing. Breakfast and the inevitable to follow, a walk in the woods with a small shovel. Funny how mundane tasks Continue Reading

Hiking Lost Lake

Miller Harrell, Debbie Harrell, MAD Hippies Life, Indian Peaks Wilderness, Colorado, Rocky Mountains, Lost Lake

Welcome to springtime in the Colorado Rocky Mountains! The winter thaw is upon us, the creeks and rivers are running fast, the lakes are filling back up and the wildflowers Continue Reading

Lake Isabelle Early Spring Hike

Winter Indian Peaks Wilderness Colorado

This is indeed why we hike, why we seek the solace of the high country and why we love sharing our experiences that others might be inspired to step out Continue Reading

Overcoming Personal Challenges

The Loch Rocky Mountain National Park

 Have you ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place? Our latest adventure had us in just such a place of overcoming personal challenges. Which way should we Continue Reading

That Was an Ass-Kicker

Crater Lakes Trail

Finding a word or short phrase to best describe our outings usually comes naturally as the experience defines itself. But when we both agreed on  “that was an ass-kicker!” we Continue Reading

Life, Love and Experience

MAD Hippies LIfe Mount Flora Continental Divide Trail Berthoud Pass Colorado

  It’s not just about hiking…it’s about spending time together, it’s about being in an environment that promotes tranquility, it’s about surrounding ourselves with natural and raw energy, it’s about Continue Reading